Tips for eating good in Barcelona in summer

All the tips have to know to eat and drink well in Barcelona during August that you know yet

If you stay in Barcelona during the summer, you not have excuses for not eating well. For this reason today, in The Lofttown we bring you a detailed post where you can discover some curiosities and tips about food and drink in Barcelona, such as: restaurant schedule, tips, typical food and much more.

If you want to be ready to order the best local food, read on below.

Welcome again to our blog with the best tips for the University residents in Barcelona!

Meal Time

Catalans eat later compared to foreigners, especially from the rest of Europe. For example, lunch stars from 14.00 and the dinner only after 21:00. For this reason, the restaurants are usually open from 13:00 to 16:00 and from 08:00 to midnight. The bars and cafes open from 07:30 and close around midnight.

The menu in Barcelona

In general, the menus are normally offered in different languages and this is seen more and more in every day. Many places have lunch promotion from Monday to Friday from 13:30 to 16:00. The menu of the day normally consists of 3 dishes, wine and water.

Catalan cuisine

The Catalan food is a mix between the see and mountains: One of the typical dishes is lobster and chicken. The most common garnishes are the samfaina (Aubergines, roasted peppers, tomato, onion and olive oil and garlic). Some others are Escalivada (sweet pepper, onion, eggplant and garlic ) and botifarra amb mongetes ( typical sausage with white beans)

Enjoy the seafood

Barcelona and the see have a lifelong romance. Therefore, for the high – quality seafood, the tip is always to go to the restaurant on the beach. The Paseo de Joan de Borbó in Barceloneta has several seafood restaurants and its main dish is the paella. To eat paella, the are several typical restaurants as in Port Olimpic. We are sure you will love it.

Veggie food

The vegetarian public that come to Barcelona will be delighted with the city, because there is a great variety of vegetarian restaurants in Barcelona. Fortuny Painter Street in the Raval quarter, has some options like the Biocenter. If you want to know the famous Spanish tapas, keeping the decision not eat meat, there is good news. There are meatless tapas everywhere, such as the famous wild potatoes, the potato omelette, among others.

Look the tag

There are some rules that must be followed when it’s time to eat. One is smoking, which has been established that one should not smoke in public places, bars or restaurants. The law has been in force since January 2011. There are also other tags that indicate the excellence of the restaurant, as awards won or accessibility, as access of the dogs, and much more.

The moment of the tips

The tips in Barcelona are one of the main issues that the foreigners ask when decide to travel. Know and when give tips, is essential for a good stay in any city.

In Barcelona, in most establishment, tips are not common. Therefore, it always depends on the person and the guest, whether or not they want to give a little more value. If you wish, always calculate the 5% of the total bill. In bars is common leave the change of the total on the tables. In the most elegant restaurants, the norm is to leave 10%.

Are you ready to eat well in Barcelona? We hope that this blog has help you to find the best place to eat during the summer in Barcelona.

And also remember that at The Lofttown we are waiting for you in our university residence for you to live a unique and unforgettable while you study in Barcelona so that you become one of our #TheLoftowners.

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Have a great summer!





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